ALL-ABOARD: Members of the Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club were happy passengers when they enjoyed the transport area at the Redland Museum.
ALL-ABOARD: Members of the Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club were happy passengers when they enjoyed the transport area at the Redland Museum.

Group guide: Gold Coast

VIEW CLUBS

VIEW Club stands for Voice, Interests & Education of' Women, and supports disadvantaged children through The Smith Family "Learning for Life" Program.

 

Coolangatta/Tweed

WE ARE celebrating our 29th Birthday at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, June 20 from 10.30am for 11am start. Cost: $26 for two course luncheon. Our theme "Let's Rock n Roll" with entertainer Greg Ware. All ladies are very welcome to come and join us on this fun day. There will be a trading table.

For bookings/apologies phone Elaine on 07 5524 4461 Monday prior to our meeting. View support the Smith Family's learning for life program helping disadvantaged Australian children reach their full potential in Education.

 

Oxenford/Coomera

COME along on Friday, June 21 from 10.30am for 11am to the Wattle Hotel, 1 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera. Cost $18. Guest Speaker is Mary Kay consultant, Denise.

RSVP to Evelyn on 0418 653 642 or email oxencoomeraviewclub@gmail.com. Supporting The Smith Family.

 

Robina

OUR friendly ladies get together twice a month to have fun and support disadvantaged children's education. We meet on the first Wednesday of month for morning tea with a guest speaker, and a 10am start at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. We also have varied social activity, later in the month. New members and guests are welcome.

For more details phone Lorraine on 0417 262 627.

 

Southport Day

OUR club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a delicious luncheon at the picturesque Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Parade, Main Beach overlooking the Broadwater at 11.30am for 12 noon. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. This is a great way to meet and make new friends. The FIRST Friday of each month is Social Day when various 'get togethers' are organised. Visitors are most welcome. For more information, go to view.org.au.

Phone Robin on 07 5537 4593.

 

Surfers Paradise

OUR club supports the The Smith Family plus nine learning for Life Students with their school needs. We hold our meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at 12 noon. Always with an interesting guest Speaker. New members and visitors are most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings.

Phone Nancy on 075592 6730 or 0421 639 574.

 

Twin Towns Day VIEW Club had a spectacular 51st birthday celebration where over 80 ladies enjoyed themselves amongst whom were Cathy Walker, Louise Blood and Joyce Bassett happily representing the seven attending clubs.
Twin Towns Day VIEW Club had a spectacular 51st birthday celebration where over 80 ladies enjoyed themselves amongst whom were Cathy Walker, Louise Blood and Joyce Bassett happily representing the seven attending clubs.

 

Twin Towns Day

WE HAD a spectacular 51st. Birthday Celebration where over 80 ladies enjoyed themselves amongst whom were Cathy Walker, Louise Blood and Joyce Bassett happily representing the seven attending clubs. The day was the first of many VIEW Club functions which is the preliminary start of National Volunteer Week run by The Smith Family who help almost 40,000 highly disadvantage children with their education. Our next luncheon will be on Thursday, July 4 at the South Tweed Sports club 10.30am for 11am. Two course luncheon is provided for cost of $26.

Guest speakers are a great attraction. All monies raised will be for the education of our clubs 7 learning for life students selected by the smith family.

Phone Kathie on 0407 709 629 or Freda 07 55241 357.

 

VIEW Zone Councillor Evelyn Berg (left) and Burleigh Palm Beach Club President Nancye Mulligan enjoying 26th birthday celebrations.
VIEW Zone Councillor Evelyn Berg (left) and Burleigh Palm Beach Club President Nancye Mulligan enjoying 26th birthday celebrations.

LAWN BOWLS COOLANGATTA

LADIES and Gents....Want to try lawn bowls? Come to the "friendliest little club on the coast" at 67 Scott Street, Coolangatta on any Tuesday between 3pm-4pm for free coaching. Bowls provided. Phone the club to arrange another day and time if needed. Look forward to welcoming you. Phone the club on 07 5536 6677 or Pam on 0411 650 709.

OLDER PERSONS ADVOCACY NETWORK (OPAN)

YOUR rights in aged care - Understanding the new Charter of Aged Care Rights and how it will empower and protect you on Thursday, June 27 from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Southport Sharks Sports Club, Cnr Olsen & Musgrave Aves, Southport. Run by OPAN. For more information and to register, go to eventbrite.com.au/. If you are unable to register online, phone 1800 237 981 from 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday. A complimentary light morning tea and refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available on site. If you need to contact OPAN about this event, email: enquiries@opan.com.au.

GOLD COAST RETIREES INC.

Retirees Alternate Investment Forum

DUE to the surprise election result, retirees will be pleased that their franking credits are to be retained. But has the recent threat to franking credits identified a flaw in retirees' investment decisions? Labor's recent policy to remove refundable franking credits galvanised self-funded retirees to escalate this proposal into a major election issue. Thankfully the surprise win by the LNP coalition has safeguarded self-funded retirees franking credits, at least for the time being. But this whole issue has perhaps identified a flaw in many retirees' investment preferences.

To provide further information for retirees , Gold Coast Retirees Inc (GCR) will be holding an Alternate Investment Forum. Guest speakers from Brisbane and Melbourne will provide details of the benefits of investing in alternate investments as well as the various means of accessing these funds.

GCR President, Mr. Rob Grover said: "Some investors think that by owning a broad range of Australian shares they have achieved diversification against risk. However, the recent threat to franking credits has shown that in that instance there was no diversification at all as all shares were threatened. Alternate investments can provide a more diverse portfolio when combined with Australian shares. Regrettably many retirees are simply not aware of how to access these other forms of investment or the benefits they provide" Mr. Grover said.

The forum will be held at 9.30am at the Broadbeach Seniors' Centre, 23 T E Peters Drive, (cnr Havana Key), Broadbeach on Thursday, June 13. Due to limited seating entry will be granted to only those people who register by email at robgrover@hotmail.com. Guests are requested to contribute $5 towards the cost of hall rental and morning tea. Gold Coast Retirees Inc is a not-for-profit, non-political association for retirees who are self-funded or in receipt of a part pension who seek financial, investment and relevant information, with stimulating meetings and social activities.

SOLACE

WE ARE an Organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. For more information phone Betty 07 5580 7034.

SOUTHPORT MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM

THE Southport Military Heritage Museum will again open on Sunday, July 7 from 9am- 12 noon. Our new display, honouring some of "Our Forgotten Anzacs", and more renovations, have been favourably received thus far, by every visitor. The Southport Military Heritage Museum is located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall at Owen Park, Mick Vievers Way, 201 Queen Street, Southport. (Next to the Southport Primary School). Entry is free, and there is free parking.

Group bookings of 6 to 20 will be accepted, any day/time, just phone Noel for further information on 0437 732 575.

 

PROBUS PICNIC: Burleigh Waters Probus club members enjoyed a picnic lunch at Gold Coast regional Botanic Gardens for their monthly outing.
PROBUS PICNIC: Burleigh Waters Probus club members enjoyed a picnic lunch at Gold Coast regional Botanic Gardens for their monthly outing.

PROBUS CLUBS

 

Burleigh Heads Ladies

WE MEET on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club. Morning tea is enjoyed at 10am, followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on 07 5520 2426 or Jennifer 0402 860 650.

 

Burleigh Palm Beach

MEMBERS and their guests donned fascinators and fans to enjoy a Fantastic celebration of the Club's 26th birthday. We meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh at 10am. Members support The Smith Family's programs assisting disadvantaged Australian children while enjoying opportunities to share fun and friendship. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 18. New members are welcome at this friendly club.

For more information, phone Ros on 0431 442 030.

 

Burleigh Waters

OUR monthly outing was an enjoyable picnic lunch at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. At our meeting David Wyatt capably informed us about strokes and the work the Stroke Foundation carries out. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at club meetings at 10am on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave, Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club but wives are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings. Phone Brian on 07 5520 6332 or Des 0434 873 626.

 

Mudgeeraba

WE HEAD out on the first Tuesday of the month, when we go to varied venues. Meeting is every third Tuesday in the month at 9.30am when we have a guest speaker and morning tea and cake. Venue is the Mudgeeraba Bowls Club. All are most welcome to join our friendly group.

Phone Paul on 0412 834 134.

 

Nerang

we meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Nerang RSL and Memorial Club at 10.30am and is always looking for retired or semi-retired men and women of all backgrounds and ages to take advantage of all that Probus offers. Fun, Friendship and Fellowship with a relaxing atmosphere, interesting and varied guest speakers and regular reasonably priced activities, luncheons and outings. If you are interested, come along as a visitors and see if Probus can add another enjoyable dimension to your life. No fundraising or community commitments involved.

Phone President, Mike on 0411 138 520 or Secretary, Lauren on 0407 101 180.

 

Sorrento

OUR club enjoyed morning tea at Cafe Cherry Beans, Pacific Fair recently. We had lovely coffee and cakes while sitting on their scenic Broadbeach balcony. Afterwards a few of our members hopped on the Pacific Fair blue taxi and were whizzed around the shopping centre. Sorrento Probus is a growing, mixed, fun, friendship and fellowship club. We have interesting speakers, coffee mornings, lunches and outings. We meet at the Southport Bowls Club on the second Thursday of each month at 10am.

Phone Cate on 0468 370 659 for more.

 

CLUB OUTING: A few Sorrento Probus club members hopped aboard the Pacific Fair blue taxi and were whizzed around the shopping centre after enjoying coffee and cake.
CLUB OUTING: A few Sorrento Probus club members hopped aboard the Pacific Fair blue taxi and were whizzed around the shopping centre after enjoying coffee and cake.

GOLD COAST HUNGARIAN SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB

THE Hungarian Senior Citizen Club meets every Tuesday from 10am-1pm at Broadbeach Seniors Citizens Club, 23 TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. Hot lunch, all welcome.

Phone Tamas Bozsik on 07 5597 2989.

GOLD COAST WINE & FOOD SOCIETY

MEMBERS enjoyed a delightful three-course Thai luncheon with matching wines recently. Thai Magik restaurant in Chirn Park, Labrador was the beautiful venue. The restaurant excels in Thai cuisine presentation; interesting Thai decor adorn the inviting, relaxing interior. Excellent complementary red and white varietal wines were presented by President Bruce. Hosted by members, Barbara and Don. Our next function is a bus trip/Autumn luncheon to the Manor restaurant in Mt Tamborine. Phone Secretary, Garry on 07 5529 0096.

 

Gold Coast Wine & Food Society members enjoyed a delightful three-course Thai luncheon with matching wines recently.
Gold Coast Wine & Food Society members enjoyed a delightful three-course Thai luncheon with matching wines recently.

QUOTA Craft Fair

QUOTA Tweed Heads/Coolangatta Inc. is a non profit organisation helping women, children, the deaf, and anyone in need in our local community. We are holding our 19th Annual Craft Fair on July19 and 20 from 9am-3pm Friday, July 19 and 9am-2pm on Saturday, July 20 at Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Cnr Wharf & Brett Sts Tweed Heads. Adults $5, School students $3, Children under 12 Free. Raffles & refreshments available.

Phone Kate Carter 0413 328 552, Judith Turner 0410 639 439 or email quotatwdhcool @gmail.com.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

CLASSES to improve fitness, strength and balance. Suitable for men and women, over 50's and fitness levels. Tuesday's and Thursday's 9am for $5. Maher Hall, Burleigh Heads Senior Citizens, 42 Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads.

Phone Caroline on 0402 812 227.

SOUTHPORT MOW SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOC.

WE WELCOME all over 50's to our activities which include: line dancing; new vogue dancing; scottish; square and tap dancing; Tai Chi and light exercise. For all activity times, go to southportseniorcitizens or phone Annette on 07 5537 1377. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and organise other social functions throughout the year.

Our club motto is "finding friends fun and fitness" - if you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall.

U3A

 

Gold Coast Inc

WE ARE getting ready for Semester 2 starting July 29 and joining fee is only $45. Our office is located in Australia Fair, Southport.

New classes include French for Absolute Beginners, Camera Enthusiasts, iMac and Macbook Computers. Other classes range from arts & crafts, cards & games, foreign languages, fun & fitness, music, social and other activities.

Visit our website, go to u3agoldcoast.weebly.com and facebook U3AGoldCoastInc Southport or phone 07 5591 6671 or email u3agoldcoastinc@bigpond.com.

 

Twin Towns

IF YOU'VE ever wanted to learn to sing and love the songs of the 70's U3A Twin Towns has a wonderful new course just for you. Come along to our new Choir Singing course and discover the joy and benefits of group singing. As well as having fun the deep breathing associated with singing helps reduce stress levels. Tuesdays from 11.15am-12.15pm.

For further information phone 07 5534 7333 or email u3a1office@gmail.com.

CO.AS.IT.

WE ARE a non-profit organisation and aged care service provider on the Gold Coast. We assist people over the age of 65 in their homes as well as offering Allied Health services such as Nursing and Physiotherapy. Co.As.It. offers services to help elderly and disadvantage people living in the comfort of their own home while receiving personalised support from a variety of health professionals as well as community care workers.

We will be hosting a free morning tea for people over 65yo on June 27 from 10am-12noon at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, 50 Fairway Dr, Clear Island Waters. Phone 07 5617 9500 to book one of our free limited spots. Don't miss out, join us to learn more about Co.As.It. Community Services and our free weekly Technology Classes.

END OF LIFE CHOICES

EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Further information on our website, go to exitinternational.net or phone Local Coordinator, Elaine on 0421 796 713.

BEGINNERS LINE DANCING STARTING NOW

FREE lessons for novice beginners. Learn to linedance for fun, relaxation and exercise. All ages, don't need a partner, phone 0403 225 313 or go to dallaslinedancers.com. Monday 9.30am Beginners; 10.30am Early Intermediate; 11.15am Intermediate. Wednesday 9.30am Beginners; 10.30am Early Intermediate; 11.15am Intermediate at the Parkwood/Arundel Community Centre (entry is across the road from 174 Napper Rd Arundel/Parkwood). Friday 9.30am Beginners; 10.30am Early Intermediate at the Pottsville Community Hall, 1 Tweed Coast Rd (opp Ambrose Brown Park).

TWEED SHIRE LIBRARIES

Beating pain and arthritis naturally: Join experienced health professional Danielle Watson to learn more about how diet, lifestyle, food as medicine, natural supplements and complimentary therapies can affect pain and arthritis. Bookings essential. Monday, June 17 from 11am at Tweed Heads Library, phone 07 5569 3150.

EFT for Health and Well-Being: Emotional Freedom Techniques or "tapping" is clinically proven to be extremely effective in reducing your stress levels. Master EFT Practitioner, Nelle Flynn, will teach you the basics of EFT and how to use it in your everyday life to become healthier in mind and body. Bookings essential. Thursday, June 20 from 10am at Murwillumbah Library, phone 02 6670 2427 or Friday, June 21 from 10am at Kingscliff Library, phone 02 6674 1607.

How to combat food addictions: Join health healing specialist Peter Murphy as he discusses the science of the mind and a quick technique which can be used to switch off the desire for unhealthy foods. Bookings essential. Monday, June 24 from 10am at Tweed Heads Library, phone 07 5569 3150.

Wills, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian - Are you prepared?: Everyone should know about preparing a Will, making a Power of Attorney or appointing an Enduring Guardian. The NSW Trustee & Guardian will be presenting a FREE one hour information event about planning ahead. Bookings essential. Thursday, June 27 from 10am at Murwillumbah Library, phone 02 6670 2427 and June 27 from 2pm at Kingscliff Library, phone 02 6674 1607.


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